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English and Creative Writing Department

Colin Cutler

Part Time Lecturer of English


Colin Cutler is an adjunct faculty member at Guilford College, beginning work with the Writing Program in September 2022.  

His teaching interests extend from professional and public relations writing to creative writing, while his research interests include medieval literature, Southern literature, the history of American roots music, and post-9/11 representations of conflict. 

A former infantry and public affairs officer for the Virginia Army National Guard, Colin has been published in The Military Engineer and Seabee Magazine. His article, "Turning Back the Tides" (Mythlore 37:1), explored J.R.R. Tolkien's concern with the hubris of military leaders in both his readings of Old English poetry and in his own fiction. Colin has a forthcoming essay on Ahmed Saadawi's "Frankenstein in Baghdad" in the American Book Review (Fall 2022).

Colin's fiction and poetry have also been published in such outlets as the York Journal and Witness and the Gilbert-Chappell anthology of the N.C. Poetry Society.  

He is also an award-winning roots musician and songwriter, with performances at the N.C. Folk Festival, Susquehanna Folk Festival, and Romanian National Museum of Literature, with radio placements on the BBC and public radio in North Carolina and Virginia (and on Guilford's radio station, WQFS). He is currently working on an album setting Flannery O'Connor's short stories into song and hosts the monthly East of Nashville Songwriters Series at the Crown in the Carolina Theatre.

His music and poetry can be found at


York St. John University, M.A., 2019
Creative Writing
UNC Greensboro, M.A., 2016

Courses Taught

ENG 102